If you want to keep your carpets clean and extend their life, you need to get them regularly cleaned by a professional. You shouldn’t wait until you require carpet stain removal services. Sometimes the dust and debris inside the carpet isn’t visible. So, regardless of whether your carpet looks clean or not, you need to get it professionally cleaned. Here are some recommendations from us at Ace for Clean that would help.
Recommendation No # 1 – Make a Commitment
It’s very easy to forget to schedule carpet cleaning. Unfortunately, the longer you allow them to remain dirty, the sooner they’ll be worn out. You’ll also have to breathe in the fungus, pollens, dust mites, and chemicals, which is not healthy. So, schedule your carpet cleaning without fail.
Recommendation No # 2 – Objectives
Consider what you want to get done. Do you just want to remove dirt? That would just require a rented machine. However, if you want to remove any bacteria, chemicals, or fungus from the carpet, you might need a hot water truck-mounted cleaner. That’s what we use. You also need to consider what matters most to you. Do you want a cheap carpet cleaning service or work with a company that’s reliable and well-established?
Recommendation No # 3 – Ask Questions
As a customer, you have the right to ask questions about the service. So, don’t hesitate to ask them. Here’s a list of questions that we recommend you ask:
- What method of carpet cleaning would you suggest?
- What kind of equipment do you use?
- What would your equipment remove from my carpet?
- How often should I get carpet cleaning done?
- What kind of training do you have in this field?
- Are you a member of any trade associations? If so, would you list them?
- Are you certified by the IICRC? If so, may I see the certificate?
Recommendation No # 4 – Get a Quote or an Estimate
Once you’re satisfied with the reliability of the carpet cleaning services, you should invite them into your home, let them inspect your carpets, and give you an estimate of what it would cost to clean them. If you don’t get an on-site quote, there’s a chance that you’ll be unpleasantly surprised by the bill at the end of the service.
This is one of the reasons why we offer a free in-home carpet audit. That allows us to see the condition of your carpets and give you the right estimate. This adds a level of transparency to our interaction with you. So, if you want your carpets and upholstery dust-free, germ-free, and clean, give us at Ace For Clean a call.
7 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Carpet Cleaner
Here are some of the mistakes you need to definitely avoid when you choose a carpet cleaning service. If you choose the wrong cleaning company, you might risk damaging your carpets and upholstery.
Mistake #1 – Choosing a Cleaner Based on Equipment
Yes, the latest equipment would give you the best clean, but people who’re cleaning the carpets need to know how to use the equipment. If the cleaners don’t know how to operate machines like hot-water extractors, etc, the cleaning would be ineffective. The best way to gauge the skills of the cleaning company is to find out whether they have been certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification or IICRC.
Mistake #2 – Choose on the Basis of Price
Anyone who has purchased anything worth owning knows that if you want a good quality product, you need to pay the right price for it. It’s rare for a very cheap product/service to be effective. This applies to carpet cleaning services as well. You want to make sure that you get the best clean. Low price is a problem in three different ways:
- It’s just used to attract your phone call and the service isn’t really cheap as the cleaner might pressure you into getting a much more expensive job done.
- It might only offer single-process cleaning, which won’t really clean all that well; a dual-process cleaning is more expensive and more effective.
- The carpet cleaner might use cheaper equipment and solutions, which won’t offer effective cleaning.
Mistake #3 – Choosing on the Basis of a Phone Call
Instead of doing this, it’s a good idea to call the rug cleaners to your home and ask them to access your carpets. Once they do that, they can give you an accurate, specific written quote. You’ll know what your cleaner recommends and won’t succumb to high-pressure tactics.
Mistake #4 – No Money-Back Guarantee
Only companies that are committed to quality, confident in their skills, and certain they can deliver the right results will offer a money back guarantee. After all, if you’re not pleased with the results, you shouldn’t have to pay for it. Not all carpet cleaners would offer this option and if they do, it’ll be limited. It’s a good idea to check their terms and conditions for the offer.
Mistake #5 – Choosing with Reference
It’s never a good idea to choose a carpet cleaning service blindly. After all, you don’t have to be cheated or risk damaging your carpet. That can happen if you don’t check online reviews or ask for references.
Mistake #6 – Choosing a Cleaner who’s not Certified
Everyone can claim that they’re expert cleaners, but where’s the proof? One of the best ways to ensure that you get the best carpet cleaners is to ask whether they have certification. The IICRC certification is only granted if the cleaner has experience, skill, and has studied hard and given a written examination.
Mistake #7 – Not Hiring a Cleaner with Truck-mounted, Hot-water Extraction System
We don’t recommend this only because we use this system. This machine is legitimately better at cleaning carpets. It produces hotter water, higher pressure, and stronger suction. Other portable machines just won’t clean as efficiently.
If you have any questions about our carpet and upholstery cleaning services, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Ace For Clean. Our number is 817 267 2223. You can also visit our contact us page and fill in the form there.